Watch Jake Gyllenhaal In First Trailer For Michael Bay’s Latest Creation ‘Ambulance’

People can make fun of Michael Bay all they want, but the dude knows how to direct an entertaining flick.

His latest film? An action-thriller titled Ambulance, starring the always incredible Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s a remake of the 2005 Danish film of the same name directed by Laurits Munch-Petersen.

In this remake, Gyllenhaal stars alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

The two actors play a pair of bank robbers who hijack an ambulance, operated by a paramedic (Eiza González) and carrying a patient in critical condition.

The movie wrapped filming back in March of 2021 and is expected to hit theaters February 18, 2022. It’s set over the course of a single day in Los Angeles, so it should be an action-packed ride.

While speaking with USA Today, Gyllenhaal says shooting scenes in the back of an ambulance for hours and hours every single day gave him a newfound respect for first responders…

A lot of the movie I’m in an ambulance, so there’s not a lot of space (laughs) There are a lot of scenes where I’m just being thrown around an ambulance and I’ve got to say, that gave me even more respect for first responders because there are so many sharp edges in an ambulance nobody thinks about when it’s driving as fast it is.

Check out the first trailer below…

Amy Adams And Jake Gyllenhaal Teaming Up To Create Film Adaptation Of Suzanne Simard Memoir

The dream team? Possibly. Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams are working together to produce the upcoming adaptation, Finding the Mother Tree.

Their respective companies won the bidding war and acquired the rights to produce the film, which is based on Suzanne Simard’s memoir, Finding the Mother Tree.

Adams will not only produce, but she’ll also star in the film.

Adams will star as Simard, a world-renowned scientist and ecologist who first discovered how trees communicate underground through an immense web of fungi. Simard’s work has been praised as having ‘planetary significance’ and forever changing the way we look at trees.

In the memoir, Simard writes about her own journey, including being a mother, a former logger and of course a scientist. She also explains how trees, living side-by-side for centuries, evolve and communicate.

While her revolutionary findings were initially dismissed and even ridiculed, they are now firmly supported by research and data. Her memoir was published today by Knopf.

This certainly sounds it has the potential to be a unique/impactful film, so we’re all about it.

No word on when they’ll be getting to work on this, but it’ll likely be late this year or next.

Four New Cast Members Join Jake Gyllenaal In Michael Bay Thriller ‘Ambulance’

Michael Bay’s upcoming thriller ‘Ambulance’ is moving forward. As we reported a while back, Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza Gonzalez joined the cast.

And now we are learning that four other actors have joined the cast: Garret DillahuntA Martinez, Keir O’Donnell and Moses Ingram.

Some fans may remember Garret from his recent role in ‘Fear the Walking Dead‘ and A Martinez has been in Hollywood for years, most recently starring in Longmire.

This ‘Ambulance’ thriller is based off the original Danish film Ambulancen.

And the plot to that movie is:

Two brothers commit a robbery to pay their dying mother’s medical bills, but are forced to steal an ambulance during their getaway. But the ambulance has a dying heart patient in the back.

Which I kinda called back when I first wrote about this project in November…

One can only assume that there is some hostage situation on an ambulance, and Gyllenhaal plays an EMT trying to save someone’s life while dealing with a gunman.

We still don’t know what role Gyllenhaal will play, but I feel like he makes the most sense as a paramedic, although he has been known to play a villain or two.

Universal plans to distribute the movie with Endeavor Content. No word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you updated because this movie does sound like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard And Riley Keough Join Jake Gyllenhaal In Upcoming Film ‘The Guilty’

Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming film ‘The Guilty‘ is going to have a pretty incredible cast.

We already know Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in the dramatic thriller alongside Paul Dano.

But now we are learning that Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough and Peter Sarsgaard have also joined the cast. Those are some pretty huge names.

All that talent will be working with a script from True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto.

Based on Gustav Moller’s Danish drama Den Skyldige, the Fuqua-directed pic takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Bayler (Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger—but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.

Gyllenhaal is also producing, along with Fuqua and Kat Samick. No word on when the film is scheduled to be released, but we will keep you posted.

One thing is for sure, Gyllenhaal is going to be a busy man. In addition to this film, he’s also in talks to star in the upcoming Michael Bay action-thriller, Ambulance. You can read more about that here.

Michael Bay Is Hoping To Team Up With Jake Gyllenhaal For New Thriller ‘Ambulance’

Michael Bay had been searching for his next project for months, and it looks like he has finally settled on one.

According to multiple reports, the 55-year-old filmmaker will direct the action-thriller ‘Ambulance‘ with Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to star.

Not much is known about the plot, but insiders say the film is similar in tone to great action thrillers of the 90s like Speed and Bay’s Bad Boys.

One can only assume that there is some hostage situation on an ambulance, and Gyllenhaal plays an EMT trying to save someone’s life while dealing with a gunman. That’s my guess anyway. I could be completely wrong.

Chris Fedak wrote the original script, and sources say it’s likely Universal Pictures takes up the package.

Bay wants to start filming at the beginning of January, so he’s wanting to move pretty quickly.

This production itself will already be quiet the feat to undertake but if there is anyone that can tackle the challenge its the veteran director who has made a career of taking on tough productions. Bay has already had a busy 2019 as a producer on the STX thriller Songbird, a pioneering film that became of the first productions to shoot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.

Jake Gyllenhaal And Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Guilty’ Film Lands $30 Million Deal With Netflix

A little over a week ago, we told you that Jake Gyllenhall and Antoine Fuqua were teaming up again for a dark thriller titled, The Guilty. At the time, the movie did not have a distribution home, but that changed quickly.

It’s being reported this week that Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the film in a cool $30 million deal.

The streamer has been very aggressive in recent weeks, acquiring the Halle Berry-directed Bruised for $20 million just before it screened as a work in progress at the Toronto Film Festival; Pieces of a Woman for $10 million, and the Sam Levinson-directed Zendaya-John David Washington starrer Malcolm & Marie for $30 million, all out of the TIFF market.

The Guilty is scheduled to start filming sometime before the end of the year, which means it could be looking at a release date sometime in 2021.

It takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Bayler (Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger—but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.

Certainly sounds like it’ll be easy to film in these COVID-19 guidelines. Single location, only a few characters…it’s the perfect film to shoot in a pandemic.

We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.

Jake Gyllenhaal And Antoine Fuqua Teaming Up Again For Thriller ‘The Guilty’

Back in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua worked together on the boxing drama Southpaw. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but made a respectable $94 million at the box office.

Now five years later, they’re teaming up again. This time, they’ll be tackling a dark thriller titled The Guilty.

It’s based on Gustav Moller-directed Danish drama Den Skyldige, which premiered at Sundance back in 2018.

It takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Bayler (Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger—but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.

They’re planning on moving fast with this movie because it’s set to be shot in a single location in Los Angeles. The plan is to begin filming in November.

Fuqua will make the film before jumping with Will Smith into the William College-scripted runaway slave drama Emancipation, which sold to Apple TV + in a huge deal at Virtual Cannes.

No word on a potential release date, but it’ll likely be released sometime in 2021. We’ll keep you posted.

Jake Gyllenhaal Says Heath Ledger Refused To Present At 2007 Oscars Because Of ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Joke

Heath Ledger left this world too early. He died back in 2008, and it was a shock to everyone. Not only was he incredibly talented as an actor, but by all accounts, he was a pretty genuine dude as well.

During a recent interview, Jake Gyllenhaal talked a little about Ledger. As most of you probably know, Gyllenhaal co-starred with Ledger in the award-winning ‘Brokeback Mountain’ film.

The movie was nominated for eight Oscars, and won three of them including, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. But somehow, it lost Best Picture to Crash.

That’s not why Heath Ledger refused to present the following year though. He didn’t care that they lost. He didn’t like the fact that the Oscars were trying to make jokes about the film.

Gyllenhaal explained:

I mean, I remember they wanted to do an opening for the Academy Awards that year that was sort of joking about it. I’m always like, ‘It’s all in good fun.’ And Heath said, ‘It’s not a joke to me – I don’t want to make any jokes about it.’

That’s the thing I loved about Heath. He would never joke. Someone wanted to make a joke about the story or whatever, he was like, ‘No. This is about love. Like, that’s it, man. Like, no.’

And you have to respect him for that. It’s 2020 now and gay films and tv shows are all over the place, but back then? They weren’t nearly as popular, and a lot of people were making sophomoric jokes about the movie.

Ledger wanted to honor the story. A true love story, and he rightly believed that it wasn’t okay to joke about it just because it happened to feature two dudes in love instead of a straight couple.

Jake Gyllenhaal Set To Produce And Star In Movie Musical Adaptation Of ‘Fun Home’

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a huge fan of musicals. When I was a kid, I had an immediate, “Yuck! Musicals? I’m a boy. Throw me a football or gtfo!” reaction.

But after watching my first live musical several years ago, I fell in love. Ever since then, I’ve been attending them any chance I get.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to watch the award-winning musical ‘Fun Homewhich follows the story of cartoonist Alison Bechdel.

Fun Home chronicles Bechdel’s experience coming into her own as a lesbian and coping with the suicide of her closeted father.

According to a new report, Jake Gyllenhaal will be starring and producing in a movie adaptation of the musical. He will be playing the father, obviously.

It should be an interesting role for Gyllenhaal. The dude is such a talented actor and his range is wide. That’s one of my favorite things about him. He’s not afraid to take chances.

I mean, have you seen his cameo in John Mulaney’s musical special on Netflix?

Jake Gyllenhaal Stars In First Trailer For Boston Marathon Bombing Film, ‘Stronger’

Last year, Hollywood released their first attempt to dramatize the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Patriots Day starred Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon, and while the film received mostly positive reviews from critics, some people local to the Boston area felt like it was just an attempt to make money out of a bad situation.

Well, now we have a second Boston Marathon movie coming. This one is titled ‘Stronger’ and it stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany. This story will be a bit different than the one told in Patriots Day.

Stronger will focus on the true story of one victim named Jeff Bauman, “an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.”

Going by the trailer and synopsis (see below) I will say that I am more excited to watch this movie than I was for Patriots Day. That doesn’t mean much of anything because you can’t judge a movie by its trailer.

We’ll just have to wait for this film to hit theaters September 22, 2017.

“Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack.

After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family.

It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of ‘Boston Strong.'”